Arctic P321 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Arctic Model P321
Headphone Type Headset Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 225 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 0 Cable Length (cm) 250
Frequency Response (Hz) 20 - 2000  
Connector Other Street Price US$43
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 6.0 Bass Impact 5.0
Bass Quality 3.0 Mids Quality 4.0
Highs Quality 4.0 Soundstage 5.0
Detail 4.0 Portability 2.0
Isolation 5.0 Comfort 5.0
Durability 5.0 Improvement With Amplification 0.0
Value for Money 6.0    
Overall Score 4.4 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Lead Reviewer commando on 29 Sep 10  13:48
Individual review
Bass Extension6
Bass Impact5
Bass Quality3
Mids Quality4
Highs Quality4

The P321 are a USB headset, complete with retractable boom microphone. They plug into a USB port on a windows or mac PC, bypassing your sound card. They have a small in-line remote on the cord that lets you skip tracks, change the volume, turn on bass boost, pause the music, and mute the headphones and microphone.

The sound from these headphones is quite good considering the price. The bass goes low enough to reproduce most drums and bass instruments, and even without bass boost is reasonably strong. The bass is a little boomy, but it's not unpleasant.

Mids and voice reproduction is also good, considering the price. Like most cheaper headphones the clarity isn't great, but you can head the music and it's pleasant. High frequencies are also there, but could be more crisp and go higher.

I didn't have a chance to use the built in microphone, but it seems like it'd be a useful addition for skype calls or for PC gamers. It's on a flexible, retractable stalk, and when it's not in use it retracts into the left earcup.

Comfort is reasonable, with padded ear cups and head band. There's enough force to keep them on your head so long as you're not moving about too much, but not enough to become uncomfortable. The earcups could do with a slight redesign or softer foam so they seal properly against your head, to block out outside sounds, but they do a decent job as they are.

Overall, given the price, these headphones do a reasonable job. They will never be confused with audiophile headphones, and there's plenty of room for improvement, but as a cheap set of headphones or headset to use with a computer they're a reasonable option.

Arctic supplied the headphones for this review.

Arctic P321
Arctic P321
Arctic P321